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COVID jail inmate cases more than doubles in 10 days

(ANSA) – ROME, JAN 19 – The number of Italian prison inmates
with COVID-19 has more than doubled in 10 days, to 2,586,
authorities said Wednesday.
   
This figure dates back to January 17, and is more than double
the 1,057 reported 10 days earlier, on January 6.
   
Almost all the case are asymptomatic while 14 have been
hospitalised.
   
Some seven jails have over 100 cases and the highest is Turin
prison with 173.
   
That is followed by Florence Sollicciano (128), Naples
Secondigliano (144), Naples Poggioreale (125), Busto Arsizio
(120), Prato (110) and Pavia (103).
   
There are 1,572 prison officers with COVID, and five warders
have been taken to hospital. (ANSA).
   

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